NBC's "Dateline" Features Taboo Oct. 3

News   NBC's "Dateline" Features Taboo Oct. 3 The producer and star of the upcoming musical Taboo will be featured on the Oct. 3 edition of "Dateline."
Rosie O'Donnell and Boy George.
Rosie O'Donnell and Boy George. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Producer Rosie O'Donnell and star/composer Boy George will be interviewed by Katie Couric on the Oct. 3 broadcast of the NBC news program. "Dateline" airs on NBC, 9-10 PM ET; check local listings. O'Donnell and Boy George will chat about the much-awaited musical, which begins previews at the Plymouth Theatre Oct. 24 prior to a Nov. 13 opening.

The cast of Taboo features Sarah Uriarte Berry, Raúl Esparza, Liz McCartney, Euan Morton (as Boy George), George O’Dowd (as Leigh Bowery) and Cary Shields. The company comprises Jennifer Cody, Dioni Michelle Collins, Brooke Elliott, Lisa Gajda, Bob Gaynor, Curtis Holbrook, Lori Holmes, Jennifer Mrozik, Nathan Peck, Alexander Quiroga, Asa Somers, Denise Summerford, Jody Reynard, James Tabeek and Gregory Treco.

Christopher Renshaw directs the musical. Charles Busch has written a new book for the Broadway production based on material by Mark Davies.

Set in London in the early eighties, Taboo focuses on two young men: anarchic performance artist-designer Leigh Bowery and a young, rough-edged boy who becomes a surprising crossover star, Boy George. The stories of Bowery and George are told against the background of the London club Taboo.

The Plymouth Theatre box office is located in Manhattan at 236 West 45th Street. Tickets, priced between $80 and $100, are also available through Telecharge, (212) 239-6200. For more information about the musical, visit www.tabooonbroadway.com.

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